Jesus said “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32). Few things could be more important than a consistent reading of God’s word. Because of its perfection, trustworthiness, righteousness, pureness, eternal endurance, because of its ability to revive the soul, make wise the simple, rejoice the heart, and warn of sin, we should treasure God’s word more than any perishable wealth (Ps 19:7-11).
This year my wife and I committed to read through the entire Bible together. We talked about this late in 2006 and I began looking for something that would help keep us going. In my internet wanderings, I stumbled across something our good friends at Crossway Books produced. It’s called the ESV Daily Reading Bible. Unlike other daily reading Bibles, the text is not shuffled around. It’s a regular Bible, but with a couple added features to help you maintain a consistent reading time. First, it has a reading program designed to take you through the Old Testmant once and the New Testmant and Psalms twice (through three daily readings). However, the design of the Bible allows for less ambitious reading plans. Three ribbon markers help keep track of the various readings. And marginal indicators tell you what the day’s readings should be. My wife even says she likes the color of the cover!
This ESV daily reading Bible can help you stay close to God by keeping close to his Word.